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    The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past by Charlie English    The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War by Alexander MacDonald    The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World by Kim Dinan    A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf: A radical nature-travelogue from the founder of national parks by John Muir    Captains of the Big Planes, Famous Planes and Famous Pilots! - Children's Aeronautics & Astronautics Books by Baby Professor    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt by Giacomo Casanova    You did WHAT now?! travel stories, life lessons, and shenanigans by Roseanney Liu    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel    Speed Bump Himalayas by Mark Giblin    Last of the Long Hunters: The Good Years by Mark D. Rose    "Hope Springs Eternal" by John F. Gibson    China to Chitral: Mountains are the beginning and end of all scenery by Harold Tilman    In Mischief's Wake: In the joy of the actors lies the sense of any action. That is the explanation, that the excuse. by Harold Tilman    Arctic Adventure - My Life in the Frozen North by Peter Freuchen    Going to Extremes: The Adventurous Life of Harry de Windt by Stephen Wade    William Boyd Dawkins and the Victorian Science of Cave Hunting: Three Men in a Cavern by Mark John White    Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ by Jimmy Settle & Don Rearden    Missing Links: The African and American Worlds of R. L. Garner, Primate Collector by Jeremy Rich    Holy Old Whistlin': Yarns About Algonquin Park Loggers by Brent A. Connelly    Finer Than Hair on a Frog: More Yarns about Loggers and the Like by Brent A. Connelly    Between Dreams: Difficult Paths and Dangerous Places by Steve Harvey    Days to Remember: Adventures and reflections of a mountain guide by Rob Collister    No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer & Buddy Levy    Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark by Richard Garriott & David Fisher    Love In Pai by Kyo Kurosaki    Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel Terray    Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North by Gary L. Pinkerton    Two Sailboats, One Moon: Journals from a year spent oceans apart by Sue Montana & Bob Bennett    Shouting From The Summits by Kala Ramachandran    Wild Country: The man who made Friends by Mark Vallance    Mischief goes South: Every herring should hang by its own tail by Harold Tilman    Mustang Ride by Kelly Wilson    An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons by Norman Hallendy    Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino    Virgin on Insanity: Coming of age on the world's toughest mountains by Steve Bell    The Long Trail by Kermit Roosevelt    Moving Mountains: Discover the Mountain in You by Julie Miles Lewis    Danger and Poetry: One Glider Pilot's First Hundred Hours, from Flight School to Rescue Mission by Joe Karam    Dr David Livingstone in Africa - A Historical Article on the Life and Expeditions of Dr Livingstone by Anon.    Andr by Henri Lachambre    Robert E. Peary and the Discovery of the North Pole by Robert E. Peary    Call-out: A climber's tales of mountain rescue in Scotland by Hamish MacInnes    The Next Horizon: From the Eiger to the south face of Annapurna by Chris Bonington    Big Game Hunter: A Biography of Frederick Courteney Selous by Norman Etherington    The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist by Christopher Angus    Mount Everest 1938: Whether these mountains are climbed or not, smaller expeditions are a step in the right direction by H. W. Tilman    Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold    Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North by Blair Braverman    Mostly Mischief: Including the first ascent of a mountain to start below sea level by H. W. Tilman    Mischief in Greenland: Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains by H. W. Tilman

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From Coast to Coast with Jack London

A-No. 1

From Coast to Coast with Jack London by A-No. 1Another edition of the Hobo series as told by A No.1, this time featuring the famed Jack London. Many are familiar with his social activism and literary classics, Call of the Wild and White Fang, but here we have an intimate travelogue of the man behind the legend. Even before his rise to greatness, A No. 1 can sense something special in the young Jack London and reluctantly agrees to his persistent requests to partner up for a grand hobo trip across the states from New York to Oakland. This is a rare inside glimpse of a true man amongst men, building his character through the trials and tribulations...
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The Ways of the Hobo

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The Ways of the Hobo by A-No. 1Composed at the turn of the century by A No. 1, the famous tramp, The Ways of the Hobo presents a United States where losing oneself in the landscape of America was truly possible. This is a world where identities are re-imagined in seconds and travel is as thrilling as it is dangerous. Follow A No. 1 as he travels amid the foothills of the Alleghenies, Lake Erie, Kansas City, San Diego, Oceanside and all points in between. The Ways of the Hobo is part of a large series authored and self-published by A No. 1. The series is a primer on subculture, counterculture, and anti-authoritarianism --...
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Captains of the Big Planes, Famous Planes and Famous Pilots! - Children's Aeronautics & Astronautics Books

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Captains of the Big Planes, Famous Planes and Famous Pilots! - Children's Aeronautics & Astronautics Books by Baby ProfessorWho are your favorite pilots? This educational resource includes a quick list of the world's most famous pilots, their planes and the historic flights. Go over this book with mommy or daddy and see if they have more facts to add. We hope these great pilots add more wood to your already burning passion for planes!
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The Life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane: And of Other Distinguised American Explorers

Samuel M. Smucker

The Life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane: And of Other Distinguised American Explorers by Samuel M. Smucker
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The Ringer

Anonymous

The Ringer by AnonymousIn April of 2012 Astronomers Paul Davies and Robert Wagner who are affiliated with Arizona State University, filmed five large UFOs flying over the surface of the moon. Even though Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist and a cosmologist who is now involved in astrobiology, and Robert Wagner is affiliated with ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, U.S. mainstream media did not consider this scientific research to be newsworthy. While scientific discoveries of this magnitude should be front page news, they are purposely buried, preventing any educative knowledge regarding extraterrestrials....
2012 / 10 / 24
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

T. E. Lawrence

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T. E. LawrenceSeven Pillars of Wisdom - A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") while serving with rebel forces during the Arabian Revolt against the Ottoman Turks. The extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title popularised by the 1962 film based on his life. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom has been called "a novel traveling under the cover of autobiography," capturing Lawrence's highly personal...
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Two Years Before the Mast (complete and annotated)

Richard Henry Dana

Two Years Before the Mast (complete and annotated) by Richard Henry DanaTwo Years Before The Mast is a wonderful, elegantly written adventure classic that is still enjoyable more than one hundred years after its original publication. This is Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s account of his life as a common seaman aboard the brig the Pilgrim which set out from Boston on August 14,1835 destined for California by way of the treacherous Cape Horn. Dana gives an engrossing, detailed account of the workings of the ship, the day-to-day routines of the deck hands, and the brutal shortcomings of inept, tyrannical officers. This "author's addition" includes a chapter written by Dana...
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The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

Giacomo Casanova

The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt by Giacomo CasanovaCasanova was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe and Mozart. He spent his last years in Bohemia as a librarian in Count Waldstein's household, where he also wrote the story of his life
2017 / 3 / 14
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Adventures in Europe and Central America: Travel Stories and Personal Reflections

Dennis Owen Cleasby

Adventures in Europe and Central America: Travel Stories and Personal Reflections by Dennis Owen CleasbyDennis Cleasby has an insatiable curiosity for people, photography, art, cultures, and distant lands. Join the author and his wife as they travel through fifteen countries exploring ancient ruins and modern metropolises. This is a memoir reflecting the processes of travel, serendipitous, sought-after adventures, and making the best of the unexpected dangers. He writes about the daily treks, and offers a fresh vision of our world where meeting strangers is the measure of successful travel. The stories include old friendships and revisited places. Discover new treasures as the author uses wit...
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Healing Doses of Danger

Ladislav Sedlak

Healing Doses of Danger by Ladislav SedlakThe text of this book does not fit any category. It's like listening to a storyteller around the campfire rather reading the book. The author does not use any common literary devices as gradation, dramatization or emotionalism. In spite of that, his book made such a strong impact on me that I still remember clearly every story.

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The Seven Year-Old Pilot

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The Seven Year-Old Pilot by Capt. Steven ArchilleFlying has been my dream since before I can remember... literally. My Aunt Odette tells me that when I was three years old, she took me with her to the Port-au-Prince International Airport to pick someone up, and when I saw an airliner up close for the first time, I excitedly yelled out, "I want to drive that!" I don't recall that event, but it serves as evidence that my fascination with flying began at a remarkably young age.

My first memory of wanting to fly came a few years later at the age of seven. I was on my very first flight, from Port-au-Prince to New York City, where I was going to...

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The English Governess at the Siamese Court

Anna Leonowens

The English Governess at the Siamese Court by Anna LeonowensThe fascinating and somewhat sensationalist memoirs of Anna Leonowens, the English travel writer, educator, and social activist that became tutor to the wives and children of the king of Siam from 1862-68. Her story was later fictionalised in the book 'Anna and the King of Siam', which was adapted by Rogers and Hammerstein into the hit 1951 musical 'The King and I'.
2012 / 8 / 2
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South

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

South by Sir Ernest Henry ShackletonIn 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton, aboard the Endurance, set off on an expedition to complete the first ever land-crossing of the Antarctic continent - coast to coast via the South Pole. This is the story of that fateful voyage, told by Shackleton himself.
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The Life of Captain James Cook

Arthur Kitson

The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur KitsonA biography of one of the most famous and influential mariners of history: Captain James Cook FRS RN.
2012 / 8 / 3
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The Lure of the Labrador Wild

Dillon Wallace

The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon WallaceThe story of Leonidas Hubbard's ill-fated expedition to canoe up the Naskaupi River in Labrador, Canada, written by his companion on the journey Dillon Wallace.
2012 / 8 / 3
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The True Story of Christopher Columbus

Elbridge Streeter Brooks

The True Story of Christopher Columbus by Elbridge Streeter BrooksA fantastic biography of one of the world's greatest explorers, Christopher Columbus, written by the prolific children's historian Elbridge Streeter Brooks.
2013 / 1 / 10
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Wanderjahr: An odyssey of sorts

Richard Bevis

Wanderjahr: An odyssey of sorts by Richard BevisThis is a story of two young men, fresh from school, as they travel in search of knowledge about the world and themselves. Trying to reach Africa on motor scooters, they nearly circle the Mediterranean. The impulses and questions they have are archetypal: similar tales can be told by and of many others who have undertaken their own quests at the turning point between formal education and the decisions that will shape the rest of their lives.
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You Can't Win

Jack Black

You Can't Win by Jack BlackThis underground sensation, with heretofore unpublished material by the author, will be released as a movie in 2013.
2013 / 5 / 30
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The Life of Christopher Columbus

Ward Everett Hale

The Life of Christopher Columbus by Ward Everett HaleThis book contains a life of Christopher Columbus, written with the hope of interesting all classes of readers. A Classic in American history - learn about his birthplace and upbringing, his trials and adventures at sea (including his discovery of America in 1492), and his very sad death. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year....
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Accidentally Istanbul: Decoding Turkey for the enquiring Western traveller

Nancy Knudsen

Accidentally Istanbul: Decoding Turkey for the enquiring Western traveller by Nancy Knudsen

Nancy Knudsen never meant to go to Istanbul.

Maybe she might have included it as part of a holiday along with other dazzling European cities such as Venice, Paris or Salzburg. But the idea of actually living in a Muslim country as an ordinary citizen rather than tourist or expat corporate executive, would never have occurred to her.

Knudsen??s story is vivid, lively and sometimes hilarious, full of insights into things she wished she??d known before she arrived in an all-black apartment above a sports field, with not a word of Turkish. She found almost nothing in guidebooks or histories to help...

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